Pixar’s RenderMan, specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects.
  • RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects.
  • Critically, Pixar’s RenderMan has been developed to deliver outstanding imagery during the stresses of real-world productions.
  • This means that in your own 3D work, you can trust that RenderMan is ready for the job … with not only outstanding features, but the power to deliver.
PIXAR’s – Tractor

 

Tractor is Pixar’s distributed processing solution for rendering and other network intensive applications. Derived from years of experience in managing the demands of the worlds largest render farms, Tractor is specifically engineered to address the extreme scalability and performance requirements of today’s multi-core networks.

Tractor’s queuingengine capable of dispatching over 500 tasks per second. Tractor utilizes proven, open web standards and is highly customizable. Systems administrators can easily add Python extension modules to Tractor-Blades and customize the specifics of how various tasks are executed.

Functionally, Tractor consists of three components:

  • The Tractor-Engine maintains the central job queue and dispatches tasks.
  • The Tractor-Blade is a Python based execution server running on each remote node.
  • The Tractor-Dashboard is a customizable web browser user interface providing centralized control of the Tractor-Engine.
  • The Tractor-Engine maintains the central job queue and dispatches tasks.
  • The Tractor-Blade is a Python based execution server running on each remote node.
  • The Tractor-Dashboard is a customizable web browser user interface providing centralized control of the Tractor-Engine.